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Contributions of wound configurations to anastomotic strengths: comparisons of argon and Ho:YAG laser-assisted rat intestine tissue welds
Author(s): Sharon L. Thomsen M.D.; Inci F. Cilesiz; Ashley J. Welch
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Paper Abstract

Temperature feedback control (TFC) of cw argon ion and cw Ho:YAG laser-assisted anastomoses of severed rat intestines increased wound stability during the first 72 hours after surgery when compared to laser anastomosies formed without temperature control. Comparisons of in vitro bursting pressures measurements and qualitative and quantitative histopathology observations of wound healing were performed to discover the factors associated with this increased stability. Close apposition of the wound edges and decreased abscess formation were found to be associated with good wound healing. No differences in bursting pressure measurements and wound healing patterns were associated with the laser (wavelength) used or between the TFC and non-TFC groups.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2671, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VI, (17 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.240017
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Sharon L. Thomsen M.D., Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
Inci F. Cilesiz, Instanbul Technical Univ. (Turkey)
Ashley J. Welch, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2671:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VI
C. Thomas Vangsness M.D.; Kenneth Eugene Bartels D.V.M.; Lawrence S. Bass M.D.; Graham M. Watson M.D.; R. Rox Anderson M.D.; R. Rox Anderson M.D.; Royice B. Everett; Douglas E. Ott M.D.; Reza S. Malek M.D.; Rodney A. White M.D.; Lloyd P. Tate V.D.M.; Aaron P. Perlmutter M.D., Editor(s)

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